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Irish Marriage Equality Ad: Bring your family

Irish Marriage Equality Ad: Bring your family

Today, the people of Ireland are going to the polls to decide a referendum on marriage equality.

Polls show that voting may cut across generational lines with strong support among those under 40 but weak support with those 60 and above.

The New York Times:

Younger voters, in particular, said they were enthusiastic about casting ballots on what has become one of the defining civil rights issues of the era. The referendum campaign has exposed a generational divide, as well as a breach with a national past that was deeply conservative and influenced by the Roman Catholic Church.

Quartz:

Today, May 22, Irish citizens across the country go to the polls in a national referendum that could ultimately legalize gay marriage in the European nation of approximately 4.6 million.

While the results of the vote won’t be known until Saturday, Ireland’s LGBT advocates already have an edge on the PR front, courtesy of several impressive video campaigns.
The most recent ad, created by a coalition of equality organizations known as BeLonG To, shows why anti-marriage equality advocates may be fighting an uphill battle. Featuring a bevy of famous Emerald Isle actors including Sarah Jane Seymour and Brian Gleeson, the PSA shows daughters and sons joining their parents at the polls to vote yes.
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Laurie Morstad

Hoping and praying a civil right is guaranteed forever in Ireland. America is watching and waiting also.

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Rod Gillis

Polls suggest the 'yes' side is out in front. However, interesting to note the report in The Guardian re Bishop Storey

"In the last week of campaigning, Pat Storey, the first female Anglican bishop in Ireland, England, Scotland or Wales, has written to all her clergy in Meath and Kildare, explaining her reasons for voting no."

Full article in The Guardian available via this link:

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/may/22/irish-voters-set-to-make-history-in-gay-marriage-referendum

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